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‘Only You’ (and You Only)

Writing is my passion. I have an undying thirst and quest in the field of writing. Some eat, drink, or use drugs when stressed; I write.

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There is a proverb that says that what you sow, you will reap. The story is about a young woman named Rachel James. She caused pain to a man who loved her dearly. Life is like a boomerang because Rachel met a guy named Brad and fell in love, causing karma to return her way. She is a big-time actress who many men wish they could date. She shared everything with Keisha, and she could see that Rachel desired Brad.

Rachel grew up in Los Angeles in a wealthy family. Her mother was a writer and movie producer, and her father was an actor, producer, and owner of a TV entertainment studio. Despite her beauty, she has many talents. She is a singer, make-up artist, model, actress, and writer. Males see her as a princess, and many try to win her love. Rachel has long, beautiful black hair, long slender legs, gorgeous brown skin, and a smile that could melt almost anyone’s heart.

Brad is a handsome NFL football player. He lost the only woman he ever loved to cancer. Because of this, Brad became bitter, playing with women’s emotions. The unexpected hurt turned Brad into a cold, calculating, mean man who took every woman for granted.

As Brad sits on a plane, he reflects on why the only woman he loves died of cancer. While Monica had been battling cancer for over three and a half years, her love for Brad had not diminished. To make plans for the future with Monica, Brad has spent millions. The only woman he ever loved had died, so he was traveling to Los Angeles to deal with the loss.

Upon landing, Brad saw an advertisement for a grand opening of a new movie called. A Day My Life Changed, by Rachel James. He buys a ticket and sees the film. Rachel did not know that the title of her movie foretold her future. Brad was curious about the woman in the story. He longs to meet the starlet that almost every guy wants. Therefore. Brad walked over to Rachel and introduced himself. Something instantly smote Rachel the moment she laid eyes on Brad.

Following a bit of flirting, Rachel could barely stand. She felt like her knees were bucketing, and her heart was pounding like someone beating a drum. Her heart pumps as if it will burst through her chest. At that moment her life changed forever, and not for the better.

Brad asked Rachel for her phone number, and she was so delighted to give it to him. In two days, he called and asked her out. She accepted; from that day forward, Rachel’s face encompasses a look of fear, wonder, excitement, and love. She was only moments away from becoming someone her family would not recognize.

Brad and Rachel date. Rachel paid the price for being in a relationship that was too costly. In an abusive relationship, a lifetime of emotional investment is at stake. Brad was a man Rachel loved with all of her heart, and she wanted a loving relationship with him. But a good relationship with him is challenging since he is selfish and a lover of himself.

Rachel knew her relationship with Brad was unhealthy, and she longed for the strength to leave. Brad was at the root of her unhappiness instead of what she wanted. She felt torn between walking away or fighting for the relationship because of his abusive words.

Rachel’s relationship is going in the wrong direction, and everyone close to her sees the sadness in her eyes. Rachel has never been in love before. The love she has for him is so strong that it sends a clear and bright message. Brad has taken advantage of Rachel’s affection. She deserves the love of a person who feels the same passion and gives himself the time to appreciate her.

Rachel’s desire for Brad is so strong that her heart races at the sound of his footstep; she longs for him. The mere thought of him leaves her breathless. It is not the right love for her because it leaves her devastated, consumed with worry, and depression. Her pain is like snow. Slowly, everything she has worked for is melting away.

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Rachel has not accepted a role in a movie or done anything productive for three months. Fans have searched for her. They long to see her beautiful smile as her parents and friends are concerned. Her mother tries to assist her in finding a solution. She told Rachel she only needed time off work to focus on her personal life. She had spent most of her life in front of the TV and had not taken the time to live or love.

There is much more to Rachel's story than what she is telling her parents. Brad is too much of a jerk for her and she is too ashamed to tell her parents what kind of person he is. Even though Rachel knows she needs to let go of Brad, she cannot do so. Why would she want to hold on to someone who is so cold and could bring about the downtrodden?

The depths of Rachel’s mind are telling her to look around, search and find another. Her heart said no. Soon your sadness will change to happiness. But how could her sadness be replaced with gladness? When she shares her life with a guy who filled it full of darkness. When Rachel deals with the pain, she will find the secret to inner peace.

One can not help but wonder how a man can take the strength of a beautiful woman who displays the force of wonder woman? If he is Rachel cryptophyte. When Rachel met Brad, she was a lovely, powerful woman with so much going for herself. Now she is struggling to get out of bed each morning. Rachel is at the end of her wits. She goes on a shopping spree, hoping it lifts her spirit.

While shopping at her favorite store Rachel meets this high school sweetheart that she lost contact with because of her busy work schedule. His name is Tristan, AKA ‘Honey Boy.’ Tristan receives the nickname ‘Honey Boy’ in high school because the girl was sweet on him. Only Rachel owns his heart. She never gave Tristan the love he deserves. Is this karma coming to Rachel because she treated Tristan the same as what returned to her?

When Tristan sees Rachel, he walks up to her in recording time. He asks Rachel how she is doing and if she is married or in a relationship. Rachel said yes, in a relationship. But she lied and said the connection was excellent, withholding the truth from him about her awful relationship; she never wanted him to think she was weak. Tristan still has the same love in his eyes that he had years ago when he looks at Rachel. He still views his ex-girlfriend as his African ‘Queen.’

As Rachel and Tristan were talking, he read her like a book. He knew she had the wrong guy in her life. It was overwhelming to him to note the love of his life in a relationship that makes little sense. Tristan reminds Rachel to surround herself with people who love and understand her; it is a scarce commodity. Rachel immediately understood what he shared with her; she needed someone in her life who brings out the best in her.

Shortly before Rachel and Tristan drifted apart, she betrayed him with a movie producer, who produced a movie she started in. Someone who was only looking for a one-night stand. She mentions the affair to Tristan, but he replied. A person never knows whether someone will be loyal to them until they are in a position to decide. Life has taught me that no one can control another loyalty. I forgive you for that, and I believe you will show commitment in the presence of another possibility. We are human, and when a guy knows what he wants, he will always love her frauds and all.

From that reply, Rachel realizes just how much Tristan loved her. Tristan heard the sadness in her voice despite her attempts to make him hear the excitement in her words. He invited Rachel to dinner so they can make up for how life is treating her. Although Rachel was afraid, she agreed. At 830 pm, they met at one of the five stars restaurants Anarbagh Beverly Hills. It was one of her favorite establishments, and Tristan desires to make everything perfect for her.

Rachel had a lot of built-up anger and frustration inside. She tires of a relationship that is going nowhere. It took Tristan thirty minutes in the conversation to relax Rachel and make her feel it okay to come and talk to him about anything. After Rachel shared the awful things she experiences with Brad, Tristan told Rachel information he never shared. He bombarded her with messages of regret and sorrow for her challenges. Tristan even told Rachel his love for her was so strong until the first year without her. He contemplated suicide.

Tristan ordered her favorite bottle of wine. Rachel felt like the weight of the world got up from her shoulders, and she experienced so much freedom that tears roll down her cheeks. And as she is listening to his words, she comprehends Tristan was like a bottle of wine - he was the best that improves with age.

Rachel was the type of girl that likes everything her way. She finds herself in one season looking and striving for the next rather than enjoying the moment. Finally, Rachel increases to understand that her life did not feel complete until Tristan walks back into it. She even perceived she loves him. Rachel never imagines Tristan to be the person to promote and assist her in embracing life. Yet, after a helpful conversation with him, Tristan was her hero, and old feelings surface with thoughts. Rachel thought her heart belongs to brad. Now she knows everything inside her is screaming to Tristan, Only You (And You Alone).

© 2021 Pam Morris

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